The Household Cavalry Foundation is the official charity for the Household Cavalry. The Foundation provides charitable and pastoral support to all the members of the Household Cavalry “family”: our serving soldiers, operational casualties, veterans and dependants. The Foundation also supports the Household Cavalry’s heritage, and the welfare of our retired horses.
Since The Restoration of The Monarchy in 1660
the four antecedent regiments of today’s Household Cavalry (The 1st and 2nd Life Guards, Royal Horse Guards (The Blues) and the 1st (Royal) Dragoons) and their modern successors in The Life Guards and The Blues & Royals have fought in every major British Army campaign including Tangier, Dettingen, Warburg, Beaumont, Willems, Peninsula, Waterloo, Crimea, Egypt, Sudan, and the Boer and 1st and 2nd World Wars. A Life Guard (Menzies - James Bond’s “M”) was “Churchill’s Spymaster”. A Royal Horse Guard (Laycock) led Britain’s Commandos.
Since the amalgamation of The Blues & Royals in 1969 Household Cavalrymen from The Life Guards and The Blues & Royals have fought wars in the Falkland Islands, Iraq and Afghanistan and deployed on peace-keeping duty in Ulster, Cyprus and the Balkans. After the Afghanistan campaign a Household Cavalryman was the UK’s most decorated soldier.
They also provide The Sovereign’s daily Life Guards, and Escorts at events such as The Birthday Parade (Trooping The Colour), State Visits by Foreign Dignitaries, and The State Opening of Parliament: “Best of Both Worlds: Operational and Ceremonial”
The Household Cavalry’s mottos confirm this: Honi Soit Qui Mal Y Pense “Evil Be To Him Who Evil Thinks”. This is shared with the United Kingdom’s senior Order of Chivalry – The Order of The Garter which is the personal gift of The Sovereign; and Spectemur Agendo “Judge Us By Our Deeds”
Support is especially important now
the majority of British troops are currently withdrawn from operations overseas. So we must not only care for physical injuries, but also prepare for long-term psychological problems,
such as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), that tend to emerge long after operational tours. Research by King’s College, London University claims 9% of deployed troops will suffer latent PTSD.
The Household Cavalry Foundation relies solely on public donations, and all funds go directly to our five charitable areas: serving soldiers, operational casualties, veterans and dependants, and our heritage including our horses.
For more information about The Household Cavalry Foundation, and to see how you can help, please visit our website: http://www.hcavfoundation.org
or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
+44(0)207 839 4858
The Household Cavalry Foundation is truly grateful for your support (Charity Commission Number 1151869. Company Number 08236363)